No matter what season, a wonderful hike with spectacular views and an amazing payoff is the Drift Creek Falls Trail and suspension bridge.. A fairly easy 3 mile round trip hike through lush forest. You'll then find yourself on a 240 foot suspension bridge, 100 feet above Drift Creek. The suspension bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Oregon. Never fear, the bridge barely moves under you and can hold a massive amount of weight! After crossing the bridge, you can take a short hike down to the pool bed. In the summer, you might even want to take a swim!
Directions from Sandlake Country Inn:
- Go south on #101 from Pacific City
- Take #18 east from Lincoln City.
- About 4 miles on #18 you will see a brown park sign for Drift Creek Falls. Turn Left onto the side road.
- Drive 9 miles to the paved parking lot and well marked trailhead.
Please note: You’ll need a $5 Northwest Forest Pass, which can be purchased at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/passespermits/index.shtml
|Drift Creek Falls & Suspension Bridge Photo by Dee Brausch|
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